Patti Smith's Horses by Philip Shaw
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Patti Smith's Horses
By Philip Shaw

Patti Smith's Horses

By (author) See other recent books by Philip Shaw
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $29.36
Your Price: $26.42 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.94! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.32 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas



Patti Smith's Horses by Philip Shaw

Book Description

Described, variously, as the perfect fusion of poetry and garage band rock and roll (the original concept was "rock and Rimbaud"), Horses belongs as much to the world of literary and cultural criticism as it does to the realm of musicology. Thus, while due attention will be given to the record's origins in the nascent New York punk scene, the book's core will be a detailed analysis of Patti Smith's lyrics - the book will approach Horses as a work of performance poetry more than anything else.The book's centrepiece will be a track-by-track breakdown of the original album sequence, together with detailed discussion of outtakes and early recordings. There will be sections that focus on a specific lyrical preoccupation: love, sex, gender, death, dreams, God, metamorphosis, intoxication, apocalypse and transcendence. Philip Shaw demonstrates how Horses transformed the possibilities of both poetry and rock music; how it achieved nothing less than a complete and systematic derangement of the senses.

Buy Patti Smith's Horses book by Philip Shaw from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780826427922
ISBN-10: 0826427928
Format: Paperback
(165mm x 121mm x 8mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Philip Shaw

Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art by Philip Shaw Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art, Hardback (June 2013)

In a moving intervention into Romantic-era depictions of the dead and wounded, Philip Shaw's timely study directs our gaze to the neglected figure of the common soldier. He examines a wide range of print and visual media, including paintings, political prose, anti-war poetry, early photographs.

English Language by Philip Shaw English Language, Paperback (March 2012)

This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.

» View all books by Philip Shaw

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Patti Smith's Horses book by Philip Shaw and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Philip Shaw

Philip Shaw is a Reader in the Department of English at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include Waterloo and the Romantic Imagination (2002) and The Sublime (2006). He writes songs and plays guitar in the group Alberteen: http://www.myspace.com/alberteenmusic

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Philip Shaw close
Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes by Philip Shaw
World Englishes by Philip Shaw
Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art by Philip Shaw
English Language by Philip Shaw
World Englishes by Philip Shaw
Sublime by Philip Shaw
Sublime by Philip Shaw
Waterloo and the Romantic Imagination by Philip Shaw
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close